Japan: No Evacuation For 4 New Areas With Radiation 4 Times Higher Than Chernobyl Limits Over 50 KM From Fukushima
by Alexander Higgins
Alexander Higgins Blog
June 11, 2011
Japan has added 4 news areas over 50 kilometers from the Fukushima nuclear plant, with radiation levels of over 20 millisieverts a year or 4 times higher the the Chernobyl evacuation threshold, to the list of radiation affected areas, but will not be evacuating those areas.
Japan adds four new areas to radiation threats
•Three of the four are in the Ryozenmachi area
•A fourth spot is in the Haramachi neighborhood
•The four new areas are outside the evacuation zone
Four new areas in northern Japan have been added to the list of places affected by radiation originating from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, authorities said Friday. Three of the four are in the Ryozenmachi area, including about 180 households some 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the Fukushima plant, said Takayuki Sato, a Date city official Government data of the three hot spots showed an estimated radiation level between 20.1 to 20.8 millisieverts per year. By comparison, the average resident of an industrialized country receives a dose of about 3 millisieverts per year.